Latin Quarter & Left Bank Along Lost River

  • On this 3-hour walking tour, you will explore the best of the medieval Paris with Ramona following the path of a Lost River.

  • Duration icon3 H
    Participants icon3 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Latin Quarter & Left Bank Along Lost River

  • On this 3-hour walking tour, you will explore the best of the medieval Paris with Ramona following the path of a Lost River.

  • Duration icon3 H
    Participants icon3 - 6
    Offered in English
  • Offered in English
  • Meet your host, Ramona R
    Photo of Ramona R

    Hi, my name is Ramona and I am an official guide in Paris. I love my job, to meet new people and to go to art galleries. It will be a pleasure to show you around. ''Guide-conférencier''- Official Lecturer-guide, badge number N°GC/18/92/221/P, issued by the Prefecture of Nanterre, France.

  • What you will see and do

    In this tour, you will experience the medieval Paris!

    On this 3-hour walking tour, you will explore the best of the medieval Paris with me following the path of Lost River.

    Enjoy colorful market streets, Roman Ruins, Moorish style & a Botanical Garden in Paris! We'll follow a natural waterway in the heart of Paris, La Bièvre, a river (not the Seine) who existed until the beginning of the 20th century, flowed in the Seine, and which was later transformed into a colorful market street boarded by restaurants, bars and shops with French cheese speciality.
    You will see landmarks like the Pantheon, the famous library that was a model for the one in Boston and stunning Gothic churches.
    The American author Ernest Hemmingway, lived in the area, just steps from the market street and the Square Saint Médard.
    I will show you Gothic and Romanesque churches, secret streets, places connected with Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and "Priory of Sion", Roman roads and Roman ruins, Merovingian sarcophagi and a torture chamber, right downtown!
    We will stroll one of Paris' cutest neighborhood following the lost river on the Left Bank of the Seine, a river that still flowing under the streets of Paris.

    NOTE: Market opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday. Closed Mondays & Sunday afternoon.

    DETAILED ITINERARY:
    (1) Shakespeare & Company, the famous English Parisian Bookstore, opened by American Sylvia Beach in 1919, a century ago, a gathering place for writers such as Hemingway, James Joyce and many others.
    (2) The Saint-Julien-le-Pauvre Church, dating back to the 13th century.
    (3) The Panthéon*, an example of neoclassicism from the 18th century, a tribute to the Roman architecture.
    (4) The Library* Sainte Geneviève (the model used by McKim for the Boston Public Library in the USA. (The American architect graduating from Harvard, studied architecture at the École-des Beaux-Arts in Paris, too.)
    (5) Church of Saint-Etienne du Mont*.
    (6) The Clovis Bell Tower and The College Henri IV*.
    (7) The animated Rue Mouffetard and the Marché.
    (8) The Grande Mosquée of Paris*.
    (9) Jardins des Plantes or the Botanical Garden and National Museum of Natural History*.
    (11) Arènes de Lutèce - Roman Ruins, an Archaeological Site, where the gladiators once fighted.
    (12) The Saint Severin Church, dating from the 14th century. End of the tour. About 3, 5 - 4 Km
    * means an exterior visit.

    Reduction for children under 12, please contact me.

  • Included iconWhat's included

    Guiding services.
  • Not included iconWhat's not included

    Subway tickets, coffee, entrance fee, others.
  • Policy iconCancellation policy

  • I'll be standing in front of the big Fountain and I will hold a black stick in my hand. You will also have my phone number after the booking.

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